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Pet Sematary - Five Reasons You'll Love It
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Pet Sematary - Five Reasons You'll Love It

When it comes to horror, one name, possibly above all others, guarantees full satisfaction of scares. Stephen King. 

First released in 1983, Pet Sematary is one of his lesser-known titles, but it's no less chilling that his big hitters. 

It was first taken to the big screen in 1988, but now, over 30 years, it gets a second go. 

This time, Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz and John Lithgow star in the movie, which has been directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer.

The story follows Clarke's Dr Louis Creed, who, along with his wife and two young children, relocates from Boston to rural Maine. 

Near their new home, Creed discovers a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods, where dead animals are buried. 

Tragically Creed's daughter is killed in a car accident. Desperate to bring her back, he takes the girl's body to the cemetery, where it is resurrected in demonic form...

The film is out now in cinemas and will be released on DVD later this year, but we caught an early screening and have rounded up five reasons why you'll love this spooky spectacular...

 

There are plenty of big scares...

Kölsch and Widmyer's direction is dark and brooding, but they know how to make you jump. There are some real heart-stoppers on offer. 

 

 

 

And a seriously creepy cat...

Church, the fluffy boy in the picture above, after suffering a nasty accident, he also returns from the dead. But he isn't the least bit grateful...

 

The child actors are superbly cast...

Newcomers Jeté Laurence and twins Hugo Lavoie and Lucas Lavoie play the Creed children. Laurence, in particular, is in absolutely terrifying form. 

 

It's a snappy scarefest...

Coming in at 101 minutes, there's no messing about here, it's a lean and mean feast of scares. 

 

It'll keep you guessing until the very end...

Though it's faithful to King's unmistakable tone and gift for compelling narrative, the script does make some serious alterations to the plot. It works though...

 

Pet Sematary is out now in cinemas and will be released on DVD later this year.

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